The Curriculum

Theory and Practice

Author: A V Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900270

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 3851

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Praise for the Previous Edition ` This book will be a welcome addition to current educational debate and will be of particular interest to senior managers within schools and those involved with policy-making from the highest level down' - Educational Review This book has been regularly revised and updated since it was first published in the mid-1970s. A V Kelly's classic work on curriculum focuses on the philosophical and political dimensions of curriculum; and especially on the implications for schools and societies of various forms of curriculum.
Release

The Curriculum

Theory and Practice

Author: A V Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446245545

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 7776

DOWNLOAD NOW »

'This book will be of interest to educational practitioners, and many other professionals concerned with the education and development of the young' - ESCalate `A very well-respected book [and a] Curriculum classic...[which offers] balance to current official publications...One of its strengths is the coherent argument that runs throughout. It is very much a product of the wide knowledge and experience of the author.' - Jenny Houssart, Senior Lecturer, Department of Learning, Curriculum & Communication, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Praise for previous editions: `I use this book as an essential course text for a module on curriculum theory. It is an excellent text for the whole course' `Vic Kelly's writing is always concise and informative, but also at times challenging' `A most comprehensive text that takes the reader beyond content/balance issues values, beliefs and assumptions on the curriculum' This is the sixth edition of a book that has been regularly revised and updated since it was first published in the mid-1970s. A V Kelly's now classic work focuses on the philosophical and political dimensions of curriculum, and especially on the implications for schools and societies of various forms of curriculum. The book outlines what form a curriculum should take if it is concerned to promote a genuine form of education for a genuinely democratic society. Kelly summarises and explains the main aspects of curriculum theory, and shows how these can and should be translated into practice, in order to create an educational and democratic curriculum for all schools at all levels. The book also seeks to show that the politicization of the school curriculum has led to the establishment of policies and practices which demonstrate a failure to understand these principles of curriculum theory and practice. As a result, policies and practices have been implemented which fall short of being adequate. In view of the rapid pace of educational change imposed by various governments over the last 35 years, including New Labour, this book is more relevant than ever.
Release

The Curriculum

Theory and Practice

Author: Albert Victor Kelly

Publisher: Paul Chapman Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 8488

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This successful text provides an overview of the major areas of curriculum theory. It offers teachers, student teachers and others the kind of understanding they need as a basis for the planning and execution of their work. Such an awareness has become even more important since The Curriculum was first published, because of the increased understanding which has been acquired in the intervening years, and the accelerating shift towards more centralised control of the curriculum, resulting in the 1988 Education Act and the establishment of The National Curriculum in the United Kingdom. The revisions which the author has made to this third edition reflect and take account of major changes in the educational climate.
Release

Theory and Practice of Curriculum Studies

Author: Denis Lawton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136710019

Category: Education

Page: 4

View: 5370

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book deals with curriculum issues and problems, and one of its aims is to help practising teachers to clarify their own theory and practice in relation to the curriculum. The contributors look at three popular theories or sets of assumptions held by teachers: the child-centred view of education; the subject-centred or knowledge-centred view; and the society-centred view. Each of these views is incomplete on its own, but each has something to contribute in planning a curriculum as a whole, and the authors emphasize that a comprehensive theory of curriculum planning would take into account the individual nature of the pupil and also recognize the social value of education. This kind of comprehensive curriculum planning has been described as the situation-centred curriculum, based on the idea that schools should be concerned with preparing the young for the world as it will be when they leave school. One of the purposes of education is to develop a child’s autonomy; he or she must learn to cope with the variety of situations which will face him or her in society. Thus many different approaches must be employed in establishing a basis for the complex task of curriculum planning. The book draws on the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, history and sociology to suggest new approaches to curriculum objectives and evaluation. It considers the theoretical bases of curriculum models, practical issues of planning, evaluation and pedagogy and discusses some urgent contemporary questions about the politics and control of the curriculum.
Release

Curriculum

theory and practice in Kenya

Author: J. S. Shiundu,S. J. Omulando

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195727753

Category: Education

Page: 365

View: 928

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Release

Curriculum

From Theory to Practice

Author: Wesley Null

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475821832

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 4086

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This updated second edition of Curriculum: From Theory to Practice provides an introduction to curriculum theory and how it relates to classroom practice. Wesley Null builds upon recent developments while at the same time continuing to provide a unique organization of the curriculum field into five traditions: systematic, existential, radical, pragmatic, and deliberative. Null discusses the philosophical foundations of curriculum as well as historical and contemporary figures who have shaped each curriculum tradition. To ensure breadth and scope, Null has expanded this second edition to include figures not present in the first. Additionally, after a chapter on each of the five perspectives, Null presents case studies that describe realistic and specific curriculum problems that commonly arise within educational institutions at all levels. Scholars and practitioners alike are given opportunities to practice resolving curriculum problems through deliberation. Each case study focuses on a critical issue such as the implementation of curriculum standards, the attempt to reform core curriculum within universities, and the complex practice of curriculum making. In the final chapter, Null offers a vision for the curriculum field that connects curriculum deliberation with recent developments in moral philosophy.
Release

Curriculum Integration K-12

Theory and Practice

Author: James S. Etim

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761828983

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 7961

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Following the pioneering work of James Beane and Heidi Jacobs, there is now a growing interest in the area of integrative teaching. Contributors to this edited volume include K-12 principals and teachers as well as university professors recently involved in the implementation of integrative teaching.
Release

Reinventing the Curriculum

New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice

Author: Mark Priestley,Gert Biesta

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144114868X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9808

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence offers an example of a different approach to national curriculum development. It combines what are claimed to be the best features of top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum development, and provides an indication of the broad qualities that school education should promote rather than a detailed description of curriculum content. Advocates of the approach argue that it provides central guidance for schools and maintains national standards whilst at the same time allowing schools and teachers the flexibility to take account of local needs when designing programmes of education. Reinventing the Curriculum uses Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence as a rich case study, analysing the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to curriculum design and development, and exploring the implications for curriculum planning and development around the world.
Release